‘The city is ours, not the Mafia’s’: public art project in Palermo unites community against organised crime in Sicily

Four commissions, including a 30-m high mural of a Mafia-assassinated judge, have been unveiled in the southern Italian city.

“The dogs represent the criminals’ hunger for power and the Mafia’s abuse of society,” Alessandro De Lisi, General Curator of Spazi Capaci, tells The Art Newspaper. “The golden dog, on the other hand, is the guardian of memories and justice.”

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